The road to recovery doesn’t have to wait until after surgery.
Most of us are familiar with a comprehensive post-operative rehabilitation program designed to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, restore joint mobility, flexibility and strength. However, many of us are not aware of the benefits of a structured pre-operative or “pre-habilitation” program.
This is a program designed by your physical therapists to help you prior to surgery so that you can have a great outcome after surgery. Pre-operative physical therapy empowers the patient to play an active role in their rehabilitation and promotes independence and ownership with their recovery process, helping the patient to achieve better outcomes.
Together with the patient and their support group, our therapists proactively encourage a safe and comfortable return to their home setting as the primary discharge destination.
Home exercise program:
Our therapists provide hands on instruction and implementation with emphasis on early mobility.
Preoperative physical therapy results in ‘significant’ reduction in postoperative care use for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement.
A recent study found that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative care use by 29% for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, adding up to health care cost savings of more than $1,000 per individual.
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